Badger Launching Apparatus No 3

A Seattle-based cavalcade of cartoon conviviality. May contain reblogs. Void where prohibited. Talk to your doctor about any possible side effects.


Rachel |    

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autistic, spoonie (hypermobility and sensory issues), vaguely jewish, trans

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That’s how many speaking roles in Hollywood hits are going to Latinos. For the record, Latinos make up 16% of the U.S. population. Representation matters. (via micdotcom)

Even more alarming is that, when Latino actors are cast, they are by far more likely than any other group to be sexualized, either by revealing clothing or by being defined in the screenplay as attractive. Indeed, 36% of Hispanic actors are displayed in some sort of sexualized attire, the highest of any group looked at in the study. Hollywood seems to think America is not interested in stories about Latinos, unless they are taking their clothes off.

Let’s talk about this. Let’s talk about how most of those roles are to be hypersexualized maids, spicy armcandy love interests, and exotic criminals. Let’s talk about how many of these roles use stereotypes to make these characters as the butt of the joke. Let’s talk about though how most of those roles go to light skinned and white Latinas. Let’s talk about how shitty the representation that Latinxs do have is pretty much restricted to bullshit and biopics. (via wocinsolidarity)

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aurora900:

alicebitland:

I just very suddenly lost my job. It was completely unexpected and I’m almost entirely unprepared. Through all of this emotional turmoil and self-blame, I can barely muster the ability to come onto tumblr and ask people for help.

I’m very good at managing money and ran my budget. I can coast for a small period of time but things are going to get very dangerous very soon. I’m obviously immediately jumping on getting new employment. I’m putting a donate button if you can help at all. I’m hoping I can get at least $300-500 so that my budget can include HRT as well as living expenses.

As soon as I can get employment, which should hopefully be by the end of the month, I will be removing the donate button. Thank you all for your generosity. I know that tumblr really comes together when someone is in crisis. This isn’t just for me either, I’m taking care of zoewarriorprincess right now and trying to give her a home and love. Anything that affects me also affects her. ❤

Reblogging this on my main blog because this is someone I care about.  If you can, please help her.

starlingsongs:

4417:

4417:

okay, so i got an anon asking how HRT has redistributed my fat and muscle mass and whether my hip bones had grown at all since i started estrogen. so im posting a comparison and as you can see there has been a LOT of change but im not sure how much of it is fat redistribution or if any of my hip growth is bone growth? hard to say. cool/hot comparison either way.

top pic is october 2013, pre HRT basically

bottom pic is yesterday, 9 months HRT

i just posted this 20 minutes ago but i dont care because this is so cool holy shit. hail estrogen.

ATTN: CIS MALE FOLLOWERS

IF YOU FEEL A PANG OF ENVY WHEN YOU LOOK AT THESE PICTURES

YOU ARE ALMOST DEFINITELY NOT CIS.

Seconding the hell out of starlingsongs's message here. If you're out there going “Yeah but I couldn't possibly be trans because [X]”, well, it's time to re-evaluate that.

pinebark:

if i ever recommend a tv show to you just go ahead and mentally add ‘except for the transphobic episode’ to the end

joquilajoestar:

Ten Things White People Can Do About Ferguson Besides Tweet

maghrabiyya:

onlyblackgirl:

For white people wanting to know what they can do to help.

This applies to all non-Black PoC too

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palladiumlyre:

stimmyabby:

I have access to speech at least 85% of the time, but that doesn’t mean that during those times I am as verbal as a person without autism. Here are some examples of having access to speech while having speech trouble:

I have access to automatic speech, but…

My Homestuck-themed knee sock collection continues to grow.

septembriseur:

I had such a sizable thought today. It’s so sizable that I’m sure someone else has already had it, but I’ll put it out there anyway: the fear of the Fake Geek Girl (because that’s what has given rise to the term: a perceived threat) is directly related to tensions surrounding the transition from an economy of knowledge that is focused on accumulation to an economy of knowledge that is focused on access.

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naturepunk:

hoodfuturism:

artemiskaonai:

MAINSTREAM MEDIA WILL SAY THAT THE PROTESTERS STARTED THE VIOLENCE ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THIS IS NOT THE CASE AS PROVEN BY THE VIDEO ABOVE.

please watch this before its taken down

Live footage from last night. This is supremely disturbing.

(via humanpraxis)

(I’ve mostly been keeping Ferguson stuff on my twitter account instead of here - twitter seems to be better for up to date info and primary accounts.)

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

It’s okay to go up and get offline or watch Netflix during a time like this. 

It’s okay to relax and go to bed, hoping for the best.

It’s okay to protect yourself from the on-pouring of updates.

Your sanity and ability to cope is just as important.

Just know that you’re important. Mute me if you have to. 

(via pearwaldorf)

Why are police calling the people of Ferguson animals and yelling at them to “bring it”? Because those officers in their riot gear, with their tear gas and dogs, want a justification for slaughter. But inexplicably…we turn our attention to the rioters, the people with less power, but justifiable anger, and say, “You are the problem.” No. A cop killing an unarmed teenager who had his hands in the air is the problem. Anger is a perfectly reasonable response. So is rage.

…How dare people preach and condescend to these people and tell them not to loot, not to riot? Yes, those are destructive forms of anger, but frankly I would rather these people take their anger out on property and products rather than on other people.

No, I don’t support looting. But I question a society that always sees the product of the provocation and never the provocation itself. I question a society that values property over black life. But I know that our particular system of law was conceived on the founding premise that black lives are white property…

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Nothing makes white people more uncomfortable than black anger. But nothing is more threatening to black people on a systemic level than white anger. It won’t show up in mass killings. It will show up in overpolicing, mass incarceration, the gutting of the social safety net, and the occasional dead black kid. Of late, though, these killings have been far more than occasional. We should sit up and pay attention to where this trail of black bodies leads us….

samconbeat:

grouchythefish:

PSA: Please stop reblogging this post.

I have seen this post at least 5 times tonight and it includes a link to a graphic image of Michael Brown’s dead body.

The family of Michael Brown have asked that images of this nature be taken down and not circulated.

Please do not reblog this post and if you have already please delete it. Respect the Brown family’s wishes and find another way to spread awareness and information about these events.

Information is one thing, but pictures are not needed anymore folks. Respect the families wishes.

(via ourladyoffemslash)

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Is it normal to feel doubt about whether you are transgender while you are still transitioning?

zjemptv:

It actually seems pretty common. From what I’ve seen, almost everyone has some kind of doubt, of varying intensity, before and throughout the process - sometimes even after. And it makes sense, given that until we come out, we’re all pretty much taught to assume that we’re cis, and everyone treats us as though we’re cis.

Assigned gender ends up being one of the deepest unquestioned assumptions, since the vast majority of people don’t ever have any reason to question it. We’re reevaluating and overturning something that most of the world considers foundational and unchangeable. Everyday people simply have no imminent personal need to develop their own detailed theory of what gender is and how it works - and we start out from the same position as everyone else. We have to make our own path towards transness, and anyone exploring unfamiliar territory would sometimes have to stop and get their bearings.

Between having to think our way out of that web of assumptions, and then facing up to the reality of how much hostility we’ll face when we voice ourselves, we have plenty of reason to experience doubt about whether this is what we really want or need. Many people spend years questioning themselves - even as I had begun socially transitioning, it still took me over a year to acknowledge openly that I was probably trans. Even then, my approach to my gender was one of cautious, conservative experimentation. I would try things piece by piece, taking it slowly, seeing whether it was positive for me, and becoming comfortable with it before I moved forward. When I decided to start HRT, my attitude was still: “I’m just going to give this a try and see if I like it.” There was no absolute certainty there - just a curiosity and a desire to explore. 

Some trans people do feel that they knew with certainty from a very young age. That may have been their experience, but it’s hardly universal, and most trans people I’ve talked to weren’t certain of their gender for quite a long time. A lack of doubt is not a requirement here. Take all the time that you need, and do what you feel is right for you.